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Monday, August 5, 2013

A Hijacking

A Hijacking is a thrilling picture of human terror that hits much too close to reality, so much that at times it is hard to believe it is merely a fictional film. Danish crew members of the hijacked cargo ship MV Rozen find themselves in a constant tease of hope by contemporary Somali pirates. We've all seen the typical hostage and or pirate movie, but never like this. It is the 21st century and no more do pirate hold swords and sail ships. Piracy is now a tactical negotiation, a business.
The film displays the slow effects of trauma, inflicted by the pirates through inhumane mind games played on cook and protagonist Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) as well as several other crew members. As the film moves along your mind seems to deteriorate along with these suffering men, longing for  the simplest luxuries, like a bathroom, as well as their homes and families, only a few miles away. 
It is truly and fully a simple yet perfect display of the plausible; incredibly well written and filmed. Though it is a bit slow on tempo it will have you on the edge of your seat as the crew members are treated as live stock, going to the highest bid.

  Rotten Tomatoes : 97%
IMDb: 7.1/10